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Law Society welcomes u-turn on probate fees hike


On 12 October, Justice Secretary Robert Buckland announced that the proposals to increase probate fees will be withdrawn. The news was welcomed by the Law Society of England and Wales, which ran a campaign to stop the fee hike

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Deputyship fee refund scheme launched


On 4 October 2019, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) launched a scheme to refund those who may have paid more than they should for deputyship fees.

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Court of Protection mediation pilot


A nationwide mediation pilot was launched on 1 October 2019, to evaluate the impact of mediation on Court of Protection proceedings.


Library FAQ: trusts for 18 to 25-year-olds


The Law Society Library explains where to find details of precedents for age 18 to 25 trusts, also known as section 71D trusts.

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